Nation’s Restaurant News:

Little Caesars Pizza has appointed James C. Hartenstein to the post of vice president of international, a position he most recently held with Wendy’s/Arby’s Group.

Hartenstein, who has spent his whole career in international development for multinational companies, will oversee all functions outside of the United States. He will report to president David Scrivano as he assumes responsibility for international units in existing markets and devises growth strategies in new countries.

“Jim is a strong addition to our team, and we look forward to utilizing his vast experience and understanding of international franchising as we continue to grow our business worldwide,” Scrivano said. “With Jim, we are confident that we’ll continue to build our brand in existing markets and allow entry into new and underdeveloped markets.”